DHT Holdings, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2011 Results and Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.10 Per Share

ST. HELIER, Channel Islands, Apr 18, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

DHT Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DHT) ("DHT" or the "Company") today announced:

Highlights

  • The Company declared a cash dividend of $0.10 per share for the quarter payable on May 9, 2011 for shareholders of record as of April 29, 2011.
  • On March 21, 2011 DHT announced the acquisition of a 2002 built VLCC for $67.0 million. The vessel will be delivered during the second quarter of 2011 and will be named DHT Eagle. The vessel will be employed on a two year time charter at $32,300 net per day. The company will finance the acquisition with cash at hand and bank debt.
  • In February 2011, DHT issued a total of 15,425,300 shares of common stock for total net proceeds of $67.5 mill.
  • Revenue of $22.3 million for the quarter is comprised of the base hire only for the nine vessels in operations in the quarter. These nine vessels are on charters until 2012 - 2018. The DHT Phoenix, which was delivered on March 2, 2011, will enter the Tankers International pool during April, 2011.
  • Net income for the first quarter was $4.0 million, or $0.07 per share. Adjusted for non-cash interest rate swap related items, net income for the quarter was $3.8 million, or $0.07 per share.
  • Vessel operating expenses for the quarter were $6.4 million including initial operating costs related to the DHT Phoenix, which was delivered on March 2, 2011.
  • Voyage related expenses of $1.3 million relate to bunker consumption to reposition the newly acquired DHT Phoenix to enter the TI pool.
  • G&A for the quarter was $2.4 million including non-cash cost related to restricted share agreements for management and board. G&A for the quarter includes a high level of activity related to capital raising, vessel inspections, vessel acquisitions and move of offices.
  • Net financial expenses of $1.3 million include a net non-cash gain on interest rate swaps of $0.3 million.
  • Cash on hand at quarter-end was $102.2 million. This does not include $6.7 million in deposit paid towards the acquisition of the DHT Eagle.

DHT will host a conference call at 8:00 a.m. EDT on Monday April 18, 2011 to present the results for the quarter. See below for further details.

First Quarter Results

The Company today reported revenues for the period from January 1 to March 31, 2011, of $22.3 million, compared to revenues of $22.4 million for the prior-year period. Of the $22.3 million of revenues for the quarter, $17.6 million relates to the seven vessels on time charter and $4.7 million relates to the two vessels on bareboat charter. For the quarter there was no profit sharing under the Company's profit-sharing arrangements. The DHT Phoenix was delivered to DHT on March 2, 2011 and will enter the TI pool during April 2011.

The Company's seven vessels on time charter contracts were on-hire 99.6% for the quarter. The next scheduled class surveys are special surveys for three VLCCs; one in each of the second, third and fourth quarter of 2011. In addition, two Aframax vessels are scheduled for interim surveys in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Vessel operating expenses for the quarter were $6.4 million. Voyage related expenses of $1.3 million relate to bunker consumption to reposition the newly acquired DHT Phoenix to enter the TI pool.

Depreciation and amortization expenses, including depreciation of capitalized dry docking costs, were $6.8 million. G&A for the quarter was $2.4 million including non-cash cost related to restricted share agreements for management and board. G&A for the quarter includes a high level of activity related to capital raising, vessel inspections, vessel acquisitions and move of offices.

Net financial expenses of $1.3 million include a net non-cash gain on interest rate swaps of $0.3 million.

The Company had net income for the quarter of $4.0 million or $0.07 per diluted share, compared to net loss of $2.2 million or $0.05 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2010. After adjusting for non-cash financial items related to interest rate swaps, net income for the quarter was $3.8 million or $0.07 per share. Free cash flow from operations was $10.8 million or $0.18 per share1.

At the end of the first quarter, the Company's cash balance was $102.2 million, not including $6.7 million in deposit paid towards the acquisition of the DHT Eagle. The Company remains in compliance with its financial covenants.

Svein Moxnes Harfjeld, CEO, stated: "The charter coverage of our fleet enables us again to declare a dividend of $0.10 per share. We have in accordance with our communicated plan acquired an additional vessel and our balance sheet allows us to continue to grow the company."

   1)   Free cash flow from operations after contractual debt service represents the sum of net income, amortization of unrealized loss of interest rate swaps, fair value (gain)/loss on derivative financial instrument and depreciation and amortization. Please refer to the table on page 4 for reconciliation between net income and free cash flow from operations after contractual debt service.  

EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION

DHT will host a conference call at 8:00 a.m. EDT Monday April 18, 2011 to discuss the results for the quarter. All shareholders and other interested parties are invited to join the conference call, which may be accessed by calling 1 888 935 4575 within the United States and +44 207 806 1953 for international callers. The passcode is "DHT". A live webcast of the conference call will be available in the Investor Relations section on DHT's website at http://www.dhtankers.com.

An audio replay of the conference call will be available through April 24, 2011. To access the replay, dial 1 866 932 5017 within the United States or +44 207 111 1244 for international callers and enter 3221784#. A webcast of the replay will be available in the Investor Relations section on DHT's website at http://www.dhtankers.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains assumptions, expectations, projections, intentions and beliefs about future events, in particular regarding daily charter rates, vessel utilization, the future number of newbuilding deliveries, oil prices and seasonal fluctuations in vessel supply and demand. When used in this document, words such as "believe," "intend," "anticipate," "estimate," "project," "forecast," "plan," "potential," "will," "may," "should" and "expect" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements but are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. These statements reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and are based on assumptions and subject to risks and uncertainties. Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements represent the Company's estimates and assumptions only as of the date of this press release and are not intended to give any assurance as to future results. For a detailed discussion of the risk factors that might cause future results to differ, please refer to the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 31, 2011.

The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the forward-looking events discussed in this press release might not occur, and the Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements.

Reconciliation of non-IFRS financial measures

($ in thousands except shares and per share amounts)
 
   1Q 2011   1Q 2010
   Jan. 1 - Mar.   Jan. 1 - Mar.
   31, 2011   31, 2010
   Unaudited   Unaudited
     
Net Income   4,014    (2,209 )
Amortization of unrealized loss of interest rate swaps   466    6,060  
Fair value (gain)/loss on derivative financial instrument   (716 )   (5,073 )
Net Income adjusted for non-cash financial items   3,764    (1,222 )
     
Weighted average number of shares (diluted)   57,599,218    48,688,005  
Net Income adjusted for non-cash financial items per share   0.07    (0.03 )
     
     
Net income   4,014    (2,209 )
Amortization of unrealized loss of interest rate swaps   466    6,060  
Fair value (gain)/loss on derivative financial instruments   (716 )   (5,073 )
Depreciation and amortization   6,753    7,008  
Free cash flow from operations after contractual debt service   10,517    5,786  
     
Free cash flow from operations after contractual debt service per share   0.18    0.12  
 

DHT HOLDINGS, INC.

UNAUDITED INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
AS OF MARCH 31, 2011

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

($ in thousands except per share amounts)
 
ASSETS   Note    March 31, 2011   December 31, 2010
      Unaudited   Audited
Current assets        
Cash and cash equivalents     $ 102,184    58,569  
Accrued charter hire      404    464  
Prepaid expenses      3,602    2,713  
Total current assets      106,190    61,746  
        
Vessels   5    461,100    412,744  
Other assets      384    21  
Other long term receivables      836    844  
Deposit for vessel acquisition   5    6,700    5,500  
Total assets      575,211    480,855  
        
        
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY        
Current liabilities        
Accounts payable and accrued expenses      5,329    4,449  
Derative financial instruments      3,086    3,065  
Prepaid charter hire      7,833    8,088  
Total current liabilities      16,248    15,602  
        
Non-current liabilities        
Long term debt   4    292,365    265,231  
Derative financial instruments   4    2,486    3,224  
Other long term liabilities      420    457  
Total non-current liabilities      295,271    268,912  
        
Total liabilities      311,519    284,514  
        
Stockholders' equity        
Common stock   6,7    641    487  
Paid-in additional capital   6,7    308,144    240,537  
Retained earnings/(deficit)      (43,065 )   (42,188 )
Other components of equity      (2,029 )   (2,495 )
Total stockholders equity      263,691    196,341  
        
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity      575,211    480,855  
 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME STATEMENT

($ in thousands)
 
      1Q 2011    1Q 2010
   Note    Jan. 1 - Mar. 31, 2011    Jan. 1 - Mar. 31, 2010
      Unaudited    Unaudited
Gross revenues     $ 22,269    $ 22,417  
         
Operating expenses         
Voyage expenses      (1,299 )    -  
Vessel expenses      (6,434 )    (7,180 )
Depreciation and amortization   5    (6,753 )    (7,008 )
General and administrative      (2,437 )    (1,827 )
Total operating expenses      (16,923 )    (16,015 )
         
Operating income      5,346     6,402  
         
Interest income      43     19  
Interest expense      (1,600 )    (3,933 )
Fair value gain/(loss) on derative financial instruments   4    250     (4,697 )
Profit/(loss) before tax      4,038     (2,209 )
         
Income tax expense      (23 )    -  
Net income/(loss) after tax     $ 4,014    $ (2,209 )
Attributable to the owners of parent     $ 4,014    $ (2,209 )
         
Basic net income per share      0.07     (0.05 )
Diluted net income per share      0.07     (0.05 )
         
Weighted average number of shares (basic)      57,544,595     48,688,005  
Weighted average number of shares (diluted)      57,599,218     48,688,005  
         
         
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
         
Profit for the period     $ 4,014    $ (2,209 )
         
Other comprehensive income:         
Reclassification adjustment from previous cash flow hedges     466     6,060  
         
Total comprehensive income for the period     $ 4,480    $ 3,851  
         
Attributable to the owners of parent     $ 4,480    $ 3,851  
 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOW

($ in thousands)
 
      1Q 2011   1Q 2010
   Note    Jan. 1 - Mar. 31, 2011   Jan. 1 - Mar. 31, 2010
      Unaudited   Unaudited
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:        
Net income     $ 4,014    (2,209 )
Items included in net income not affecting cash flows:        
Depreciation and amortization      6,800    7,056  
Amortization related to interest and swap expense      (250 )   987  
Deferred compensation related to options and restricted stock      221    244  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:        
Accrued charterhire, prepaid expenses and long term receivables      (821 )   (281 )
Accounts payable, accrued expenses, prepaid charter hire and long term liabilities      588    (975 )
Net cash provided by operating activities      10,553    4,822  
        
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:        
Decrease/(increase) in vessel acquisitions deposits      (1,200 )   -  
Investment in vessels      (55,102 )   -  
Investment in fixtures and fittings      (371 )   -  
Net cash used in investing activities      (56,673 )   -  
        
Cash flows from Financing Activities        
Issuance of common stock   6,7    67,540    -  
Cash dividends paid   7    (4,892 )   (97 )
Issuance of long term debt, net of acquisition costs      27,088    -  
Repayment of long-term debt      -    (28,000 )
Net cash provided by/(used) in financing activities      89,736    (28,097 )
        
Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents      43,615    (23,275 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period      58,569    72,664  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period      102,184    49,389  
        
Specification of items included in operating activities:        
Interest paid      1,481    4,275  
Interest received      43    27  
 

SUMMARY CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES

IN SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

($ in thousands except shares)

Unaudited
 
   Common Stock    Paid-in    Retained    Cash Flow    Total
   Shares    Amount    Additional Capital    Earnings    Hedges    equity
                  
                  
Balance at January 1, 2010   48,675,897   $ 487   $ 239,624   $ (33,824 )   $ (14,363 )   $ 191,924  
Total comprehensive income            (2,209 )    6,060     3,851  
Cash dividends declared and paid            (97 )       (97 )
Issue of common stock                  -  
Compensation related to options and restricted stock   26,284       244          244  
Balance at March 31, 2010   48,702,181    487    239,868    (36,130 )    (8,303 )    195,922  
                  
                  
Balance at January 1, 2011   48,921,961   $ 487   $ 240,537   $ (42,188 )   $ (2,495 )   $ 196,341  
Total comprehensive income            4,014     466     4,480  
Cash dividends declared and paid            (4,892 )       (4,892 )
Issue of common stock   15,425,300    154    67,387          67,541  
Compensation related to options and restricted stock         221          221  
Balance at March 31, 2011   64,347,261    641    308,145    (43,066 )    (2,029 )    263,691  
 

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE PERIOD ENDED MARCH 31, 2011

Note 1 - General information

DHT Holdings, Inc. ("DHT" or the "Company") is a limited company incorporated under the laws of the Marshall Islands whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The Company's principal executive office is located at 26 New Street, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands.

Note 2 - General accounting principals

The condensed consolidated interim financial statements do not include all information and disclosure required in the annual financial statements and should be read in conjunction with DHT's audited consolidated financial statements included in its Annual Report on Form 20-F for 2010.

The condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 "Interim Financial Reporting" as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board ("IFRS").

The condensed financial statements have been prepared on a historical cost basis, except for derivative financial instruments that have been measured at fair value. The accounting policies that have been followed in these condensed financial statements are the same as presented in the 2010 audited consolidated financial statements.

The Board confirms that these interim financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis.

Changes in accounting policy and disclosure

New and amended standards, and interpretations mandatory for the first time for the financial year beginning 1 January 2011 but not currently relevant to the group (although they may affect the accounting for future transactions and events). The adoption did not have any effect on the financial statements;

  --   Revised IAS 24 (revised), 'Related party disclosures', issued in November 2009. Effective 1 January 2011.
 
  --   Classification of rights issues' (amendment to IAS 32), issued in October 2009. The amendment applies to annual periods beginning on or after 1 February 2010.
 
  --   IFRIC 19, 'Extinguishing financial liabilities with equity instruments', effective 1 July 2010.
 
  --   Prepayments of a minimum funding requirement' (amendments to IFRIC 14). The amendments correct an unintended consequence of IFRIC 14, 'IAS 19 - The limit on a defined benefit asset, minimum funding requirements and their interaction'.
 
  --   Annual Improvements project, The improvement project is an annual project that provides a mechanism for making necessary but non urgent amendments in several standards.

Note 3 - Segment reporting

Since DHT's business is limited to operating a fleet of crude oil tankers, management has organized the entity as one segment based upon on the service provided. Consequently, the Company has one operating segment as defined in IFRS 8, Operating Segments. The Company's vessels carry crude oil only and the vessels that are chartered to OSG are chartered to companies incorporated in the Marshall Islands.

Note 4 - Interest bearing debt

As of March 31, 2011, DHT had interest bearing debt totalling $293,500,000 of which $194,000,000 is priced at Libor+0.70%, $72,000,000 is priced at Libor+0.85% and the new loan for the financing of the DHT Phoenix entered in to in the first quarter of 2011 totalling $27,500,000 is priced at Libor+2.75%. Interest is payable quarterly in arrears. As of March 31, 2011, the Company had one interest rate swap in an amount of $65,000,000 under which DHT pays a fixed rate of 5.95% including margin of 0.85%. From January 1, 2009 the Company has discontinued hedge accounting on a prospective basis. Derivatives are re-measured to their fair value at each balance sheet date. The resulting gain and loss is recognized in profit or loss.

The Company's credit agreements contain a financial covenant related to the charter-free market value of the Company's vessels that secure the obligations under the credit facilities. With regards to the credit agreement related to the DHT Phoenix entered into in the first quarter of 2011, the charter free value of the vessel shall at all times be above 130% of the outstanding under loan. As of March 31, 2011 the Company was in compliance with the financial covenant.

Note 5 - Vessels and Vessel Acquisitions

For purposes of calculating the depreciation of our vessels, the scrap value used to calculate the estimated residual values has been changed as of January 1, 2011 to $300 per ton. This will reduce the depreciation on our vessels owned as of January 1, 2011 by about $2.2 million per year.

On March 1, 2011 DHT took delivery of the DHT Phoenix, a 1999 built VLCC. The purchase price was $55,000,000 which has been financed with cash and $27,500,000 in debt financing. The vessel is expected to enter the Tankers International Pool in April 2011.

On March 21, 20110 DHT agreed to acquire a VLCC built 2002 for $67,000,000. As of March 31, 2011 a deposit of $ 6,700,000 for the acquisition of the vessel had been paid. The vessel will be delivered during the second quarter of 2011 and will be named DHT Eagle. The vessel will be employed on a two year time charter at $32,300 net per day. The company will finance the acquisition with cash at hand and bank debt.

Note 6 - Equity Offering

In February 2011, DHT issued a total of 15,425,300 shares of common stock with par value of $0.01 per share for total net proceeds of $67,540,343 after underwriting discount and expenses amounting to $4,187,302.

Note 7 - Stockholders equity and dividend payment

Stockholders' equity:     
     
   Common stock   Preference stock
Issued at December 31, 2010   48,921,961   0
New shares issued   15,425,300   0
Issued at March 31, 2011   64,347,261   0
Par value   $ 0.01   $ 0.01
Numbers of shares authorized for issue at March 31, 2011   100,000,000   1,000,000
     
Common stock:     
Each outstanding share of common stock entitles the holder to one vote on all matters submitted to a vote of stockholders.     
     
Preference stock:     
Terms and rights of Preference shares will be established by the board when or if such shares would be issued.     
     
     
Dividend payment:     
     
Dividend payment as of March 31, 2011:     
     
Payment date:   Total payment   Per share
February 11, 2011   $ 4.9 million   $0.10
Total payment as of March 31, 2011:   $ 4.9 million   $0.10
     
Dividend payment 2010:     
     
Payment date:   Total payment   Per share
June 8, 2010   $ 4.9 million   $0.10
September 17, 2010   $ 4.9 million   $0.10
November 22, 2010   $ 4.9 million   $0.10
Total payment in 2010:   $ 14.7 million   $0.30
 

Note 8 - Financial risk management, objectives and policies

Note 9 in the 2010 annual report provides for details of financial risk management objectives and policies.

The Company's principal financial liabilities consist of long term debt and derivatives. The main purpose of these financial liabilities is to finance the Company's operations. The Company's financial assets mainly comprise cash.

The Company is exposed to market risk, credit risk and liquidity risk. The Company's senior management oversees the management of these risks.

Note 9 - Subsequent Events

On April 14, 2011 the Board of Directors approved a dividend of $0.10 per share to be paid on May 9, 2011 to shareholders of record as of April 29, 2011 amounting to $6.4 million related to the first quarter 2011.

SOURCE: DHT Holdings, Inc.

DHT Holdings, Inc.
Eirik Ub√łe, +44-1534-639-759 and +47-412-92-712
eu@dhtankers.com